The Gobi March (Mongolia) is one of the four races that comprise the world renowned 4 Deserts Ultramarathon Series of 250 kilometer / 155 mile, six-stage, seven-day, self-supported rough-country, endurance footraces. In 2016, the Gobi March celebrated the 50th race of the 4 Deserts Ultramarathon Series and in 2018, the Gobi March moved to Mongolia!

The Gobi March course is located in the Karakorum region in Central Mongolia. The course takes you through vast green grasslands, stupas and temples, sand dunes, great rock valleys and old forests, while competitors will at times sleep in traditional Mongolian yurts. The Long March will take you through wide Mongolian steppes as you make your way towards the UNESCO World Heritage Centre of the Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape and further to the ancient city of Karakorum, the former capital of Genghis Khan’s empire. You can also experience the colourful culture of the Naadam Festival, held during the time of the race.

More information about the race is available at www.racingtheplanet.com/gobimarch

Races

Gobi March
June 20, 2021 (Sunday) - 08:00
Running - Stage Race
250 kilometers
Cut off: 168:00 hours
Solo Desert Hilly Trail
The information about this race is based on information provided by the organisers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]

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After a Week of Extremes, the Gobi March 2015 Concludes

After a Week of Extremes, the Gobi March 2015 Concludes with an All-American podium and All-Female Afghan Ultramarathon Team Making History [7 June 2015, Xinjiang, China] — An epic 12th edition of the Gobi March has drawn to a close in China’s far north eastern province of Xinjiang. It was a race of extremes with weather veering from a snow blizzard
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Jean-Loup Fenaux | 17 Jun 2015 06:05
GM 2014 - Jose Manuel ‘Chema’ Martinez Fernandez
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Spanish Double Olympian Conquers Gobi March 2014

The Spanish double Olympian, Jose Manuel ‘Chema’ Martinez Fernandez, won the Gobi March 2014 today, arriving at the finish line by the spectacular shores of Xinjiang’s Sayram Lake. “I was so tired at camp [this morning],” said the 42-year-old. “I was cold and exhausted, but now I feel great!” This is the first 4 Deserts win for the legendary long-distance athlete—he
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Jean-Loup Fenaux | 08 Jun 2014 11:20
2012 - Anne Marie Flammersfeld
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A Culturally Diverse Gobi March Kicks Off in Far-Western China

A remarkable race through one of the most culturally-diverse regions of China’s far northwest gets underway on June 1st as the Gobi March takes to the highest plateaus of the Gobi Desert. The 11th edition of the world-renowned, 250-kilometer rough country footrace will see competitors from 41 countries gathering at the starting line in Bortala region of the Western province of
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Jean-Loup Fenaux | 30 May 2014 14:00
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Celebrating the Ten Year Anniversary of the Gobi March

The world-renowned Gobi March celebrates its 10th anniversary this June with a striking new course through one of China’s most fabled regions. Kicking off on Sunday, 2 June in the northwestern province of Xinjiang, competitors will embark on a 250-kilometer course through lands once ruled by Genghis Khan, an emperor simultaneously revered and feared by populations in Central Asia and China.
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Jean-Loup Fenaux | 21 May 2013 09:09
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A Magical New Course Set to Celebrate 10 Years of the Gobi March

By Rachel Jacqueline After more than seven years of setting courses for RacingThePlanet, Pierre Beguin thought he had seen it all. But as he and event director Riitta Hanninen descended into Mysterious Rock Valley while plotting the 2013 Gobi March course, they knew they were about to set a new standard in the 4 Deserts series. “It’s full of bizarre rock
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Jean-Loup Fenaux | 18 Feb 2013 06:34
2012 - Anne Marie Flammersfeld
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Second-straight victories for Garcia Beneito and Flammersfeld in stunning Gobi March 2012

Spain’s Vicente Garcia Beneito, 36, won the Gobi March 2012, earning his second-straight 4 Deserts victory in a time of 23:12:33. Garcia Beneito, winner of the Atacama Crossing 2012, never once relinquished his lead during the week-long, 250-km race. In the highly competitive women’s competition, German Anne-Marie Flammersfeld, 31, won her second-straight women’s event, leading the Gobi March 2012 from Stage
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Jean-Loup Fenaux | 19 Jun 2012 08:56

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